How tall was Otis Redding

Otis Redding's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

American Singer best remembered for songs such as "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", "Try a Little Tenderness" and "These Arms of Mine". On his passport he listed himself as 6ft 1.

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6ft 1in (185.4cm)
Sam said on 1/Dec/15
Russell Hornsby (from Grimm) would be a good choice to play him in terms of height, size and looks, although maybe is a bit past the age to pull it off.
MD said on 12/Aug/15
I thought maybe it was just the way the suit was cut in the photo above. But, yeah, that's an unusual build. Very top-heavy and long(ish) arms.
Sam said on 11/Aug/15
Found a picture with Otis talking to Jimi Hendrix but its hard to tell, Jimi's head is much closer to the photographer.
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Otis with other folks.
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Yeah, it does look possible he was rounding up to 6'1".
Sam said on 7/Aug/15
Yeah, I couldn't find many pictures of him standing next to well-known celebrities. I believe they are some cd liner notes photos w/ his guitarist Steve Cropper and they looked similar. Cropper in Blues Brothers was I think similar or had an edge on Dan Akyroyd.
Sam said on 6/Aug/15
Thanks for adding! He also cites his height & weight in the song he wrote Love Man, "I'm six feet one, weigh two hundred and ten".
An unusual build, he had an almost massive upper body then quite skinny legs.
Sam said on 6/Aug/15
Thanks for adding! He also cites his height & weight in the song he wrote Love Man, "I'm six feet one, weigh two hundred and ten".
An unusual build, he had an almost massive upper body then quite skinny legs.
[Editor Rob: Sam, looking at photos of him, I thought he seemed a bit loose in the back, so at times really doesn't come across as 6ft 1, but maybe when standing tall he could do so.]

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